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  • Grant helps put finishing touch on Worthville’s park

    Work is complete on the installation of the new play surface in Worthville City Park, funded with the help of a 2012 Waste Tire Crumb Rubber grant.

    Worthville received the $8,105 grant – 75 percent of the $12,680 project – from the Kentucky Energy and Enviroment Cabinet to pay for the project, which was intended to provide a protective, safe surface for its municipal park playground.

    The city is providing a 25 percent match of $4,575 in the form of cash and volunteer in-kind services.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 30, 2013

    Fiscal approves pharmacy donation

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed at its Jan. 22 meeting to continue its annual $5,000 donation to the Faith Community Pharmacy, which visits Carrollton monthly.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the program in 2012 assisted 38 low-income county residents with no access to medical insurance to obtaining prescriptions last year.

    “The best thing about it is they do not give pain medications,” Magistrate Dean Miller stated.

  • Snakes, singing employees mark retirees’ fond memories at P.O.

    After 32 years and seven months of service to Carrollton’s Post Office, Harold Oder punched his time card for the last time Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    Postmaster Sandy Ellegood and the rest of the staff celebrated Oder’s retirement with food and fond memories, along with Doug Terry, who retired Nov. 30 after working there 29 years.

    Terry’s primary job was maintenance of the building, which was built in 1902. But, when necessary, he also carried the mail and worked at the clerk’s desk.

  • City to file suit against Maiden

    Carrollton City Council on Monday voted to authorize City Attorney Ed James to file a lawsuit against a resident for violation of a city zoning ordinance.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said Tuesday that the suit will be filed against Danny Maiden, whose trailer on property at the end of Mason Street violates city ordinance 156.083, which prohibits the placement of a mobile home on city lots that are not within approved existing mobile home parks. There are no mobile home parks within city limits.

  • 2013 Winter Homecoming Court
  • Race to the Top grant to target math education

    Carroll County Schools will be one of 22 school districts to receive about $1.6 million over the next four years as a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top grant.

  • After-school program to expand for K-2nd grade

    An after-school program is coming soon for students in kindergarten through third grades.

    Director of Public Relations Jeff Fremin announced Thursday to the Carroll County Board of Education that school district had received a second 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, totaling $637,500 over the next five years.

  • News-Democrat wins 16 state awards

    The News-Democrat was recognized Friday night with 16 awards in the Kentucky Press Association’s 2012 Excellence in Newspapers contest, including an overall second place for General Excellence in Weekly Class 1.

    The awards, presented at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, recognized the staff for its quality work in news and sports coverage, photography and page design. The General Excellence award recognized that The News-Democrat received the second most points for its awards among newspapers its size across the state.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 23, 2013

    Year in review for CFD

    The Carrollton Fire Department expanded its community service outreach and responded to more runs in 2012.

    Fire Chief Greg Beck presented his 2012 yearly report to city council at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 14. CFD responded to 113 calls for service, compared to 90 in 2011. The agency has experienced an 85 percent increase over a four-year period, according to the report.

  • Carrollton Police Department | Jan. 23, 2012

    Traffic stop nets drug arrest of C’ton man

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell conducted a traffic stop Jan. 5 at 5:20 p.m. for failure to signal, no registration plates and no insurance.

    During  the traffic stop, Mitchell arrested Carroll Meadows, 58, of 610 Hawkins St., on three counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance,  second offense, for methamphetamine, heroin and opiates, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police make arrests from anonymous tips